Cops retrieving ‘jet car' computers to investigate Jessi Combs' fiery crash
[NYP] Racer and television host Jessi Combs ‐ known as the "fastest woman on four wheels" ‐ died in a fiery crash while attempting to beat her own land speed record, officials said Wednesday.
Combs, 39, was barreling through a dry lake bed in Oregon’s Alvord Desert on Tuesday afternoon inside a 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower "jet car" when the "horrific accident" happened, her team said.
Police officials told The Post on Wednesday that investigators were attempting to recover laptop computers that were on board the high-powered vehicle ‐ dubbed the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger ‐ so they could determine what went wrong.
"They’re waiting for the team to recover the [engine and systems] information stored on the inboard computers," said Lt. Brian Needham of the Harney County Sheriff’s Office.
He said "there was a fire involved" but was unable to say whether Combs’ car hit something to cause the blaze.
Combs, a South Dakota native, spoke about the risks of land speed racing on social media, most recently in a post on Aug. 24.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-08-30